7 String Electric Guitars
After Lenny Breau introduced the first 7-string electric guitar at the 1983 NAMM convention, it quickly became a favorite among more complex strummers and shredders. Heavy hitters like John Petrucci and Steve Vai were soon playing their own signature model 7-string electric guitars and by the mid-90s, rock groups like Korn and Muse were also using them. If a new 7-string electric guitar is on your mind, this is definitely the section for you. Here, you'll discover that all the big brands like Jackson, ESP, Ibanez and many others specialize in their own 7-string electric guitar models.
While 7-string electric guitars are made with skillful players in mind, that doesn't mean you have to be a rich rock star to afford a high-quality model. This section is loaded with 7-string electric guitars that are generously-priced, including the Jackson JS22-7 Dinky DKA, the Dean Vendetta VNXM and the ESP LTD M-17. All three of these 7-string axes are best sellers, so you definitely owe it to yourself to give each of them a closer look.
With that in mind, these pages boast an impressive amount of 7-string electric guitars for pro-level masters as well. For example, the Ibanez EG Prestige Series RG752WMFX 7-String Electric Guitar is a jaw-dropping beauty made with pride and passion by Ibanez's most talented luthiers. Ibanez was the first company to mass-produce a 7-string electric guitar, and many consider this model to be their crown jewel.
And by all means don't stop after browsing those models. While you're at it, be sure to explore the many signature models here that were made in collaboration with famous artists. The Jackson HT7 Mish Mansoor Juggernaut and the Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci JP12 were designed to the exact specs of the slingers they're named after. Even left-handed guitarists have multiple choices here, courtesy of Schecter Guitar Research. When you get right down to it, 7-string electric guitars are ideal for anyone who wants to expand on the possibilities of their performance, and a model to suit every taste and budget is waiting right here.
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